Browsing: retouch

basic-photo-retouch-flatten Basics

In this tutorial, I will show you 5 very simple, however very important techniques for Photoshop beginners when it comes to photo retouch. You will discover how easy it is to add more contrast and depths to the image to make it look better. This tutorial is really simple but effective, Have a try!

We will take a random image and apply those 5 techniques to enhance the overall effect of the photo. Here is a summary of the five topics we will cover in this tutorial:

  1. Remove Black Spots with Spot Healing Brush
  2. Make Your Eyes Look More Obvious
  3. Use Surface Blur to Smooth Skin, instead of Gaussian Blur
  4. Make Her Lips Look Even More Delicious
  5. Add Colour Depth and Lighting Contrast to Hair
better-photo-effect-500 Resources

Ability to produce spotless, great-looking photo effect is something that every Photoshopper strives to achieve. We all know Photoshop is designed to help us make photo/image look great, however, because Photoshop itself is such as large-scale, complicated software, sometimes it’s difficult for beginners or even intermediate users to find the function and option they need to make such effect.That’s why many tutorials have been created to help overcoming this difficulty.

In this post, I will show you my collection of 11 Fascinating and Educational Tutorials Teaching You How to Produce Better Photo Effects. Those are tutorial that I came across months or even years ago, and until now they still reside in my firefox bookmarks. It’s a small collection, however I’m sure you will find pretty much everything you need to make great looking photos, based on the techniques outlined in each tutorial.

Hope you enjoy them and learn lots :)

5 effect 2 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to Tidy Up and Smoothen Skin, and Do Eye Makeups in Photoshop. Along the way, I will also explain the steps you can use to effectively produce smooth skin and get rid of black spots on face.

Previously I posted an interesting (well, at least I think it’s intersting) showcase displaying 30 Stunning, Absolutely Magical Photo Manipulations Focusing on Human Eye. A lot of people asked if I could produce a simple tutorial show the steps you can take to do eye makeups. Well, here it is :)

This is a faily basic tutorial and it’s designed for beginner. Tools we will be using included Spot Healing Brush, Dodge/Burn Tool, layer blending, and adjustment layers. Have a try!

3 effect 2 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to quickly and effectively clean out Body Hair in Photoshop, which you can use for a wide range of occasions in your Photoshop Retouch works. The method itself is really easy (done in 3 steps and I’m sure you will have no problem in acquiring it :)

There are a lot of tutorials out there showing how you can do so by using the Healing Brush Tool. However in my opinion, healing brush tool is useful when the area you try to heal is reletively small, and it can be a bit difficulty to adjust the source position.

Here I’m going to show you an alternative way via the Smudge Tool to tackle the shortcomings of the Healing Brush Tool. Have a try :)

Imagine_by_XiceGfx Inspirations

You may have already heard of this application called “Cinema4D” – For those who hasn’t, it’s a “commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3D computer graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering.” – From Wikipedia.

Cinema4D, together with Photoshop, is able to produce some visually stunning designs that simply can not be created seperately in each application. In this post, I will show you 20 Astounding Artworks Demonstrating the Combined Power of Cinema4D and Photoshop from DevaintArt. Although most of them are abstract designs, they’re absolutely amazing and I’m sure they will inspire you deeply!

moutain-final-3 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the method I use to drastically change the Mood and Colour Tones for your photo via Adobe Photoshop. Along the way, I will also demonstrate an interesting method of adding misty effect to your image.

This mood/colour tones changing method can be particularly useful for images that are reletively dark and lack of colour depth. We will be using a lof image adjustment tool, masking techniques and layer blending options. Have a go!

urban-city-montage-final-5 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to design this cool-looking, urban city photo-montage in Photoshop. You will learn how to combine several stock images together to achieve surreal photo effect.

This tutorial involves techniques such as layer blending options, image adjustments, tranformation techniques, filter effects and lighting effect rendering. The tutorial itself is quite simple but the end result looks good in my opinion, have a go!

warzone-city-scene-final-2 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to transform a daylight city image into a epic warzone scene in Photoshop. The inspiration of this tutorial came from a random war image I came across while reading a magazine.

Together, we will explore a variety of Photoshop techniques such as image adjustment option, a number of filter effect and some basic selection skills. This is an intermediate tutorial and some steps could be a bit tricky, but why not just have a go? ;)

rain-effect-final-4 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show you the processes I used to transform an average daylight photo into a realistic lightning storm scene in photoshop.

Along the way, we will take about interesting ways of darken your image and reduce noise non-destructively, and also a simple way of rendering rain effect andmaking. water splashes. It’s a simple tutorial however the effect looks good. Have a try :)

photo-after-1 Photo Effect

In this tutorial, I will show how easy it is to adjust lightness for your photos by using the LAB Mode in Photoshop. You can apply this tutorial to any photo you like.

We will also explore the use of layer blending options, hue/saturation tool and various filters in Photoshop.